You’ve heard me say it over and over again — We make real estate dreams a reality. I wrote that with not only my customers in mind — but also the agents in mind. Today I’ve invited Mindy Kidney on, one of my realtors here at Remax. I actually really like her! One of the criteria when we’re hiring agents is they have to make me smile, and she’s one of those people.
We are looking to grow at Remax Results, but we don’t just hire anyone. I want to hire people who are really, really committed to changing lives for the better. That means you are going to do this full time, to dedicate your professional self to make this happen. I’m a producing broker, which I think is a huge benefit for potential agents. You’re learning from someone who is actually in the game, doing it. Let’s talk to Mindy…
Lisa: Do you agree, do you like working for a producing broker?
Mindy: I do! In this ever changing market, you’re out there in the trenches with us, so you know what’s coming in. You know what’s going on, what buyers are asking for, what objections seller have because they change! They change based on the market. And you’re like “Okay! This is what I’m seeing, everything going for full price, or above asking..” and that’s huge benefit.
Lisa: Have you ever felt I’m competing with you?
Mindy: The opposite! Twice now we’ve found out we’re up for the same listing and you gave it to me. You don’t have to do that but you take care of your people and recommend us to clients. No other broker or agent in all of history would do that and I think thats incredibly kind.
Lisa: Thank you! I opened this because real estate can be a lonely, competitive business. And I want to surround myself with like-minded, generous, kind people so I do feel it’s my obligation to lead by example so I never want you to feel like I’m competing with you.
Mindy: I feel like integrity is one of the core values here at Remax Results and thats something I see everyday when I walk in, and you don’t see that everywhere. I think its fantastic to walk into a work environment when you know everyone you’re surrounded with has that integrity.
Lisa: And that you can pull off pranks and not get into trouble.
Mindy: So far! I know you guys are gonna get me back! I know it’s coming.
Lisa: We have a work hard/play hard atmosphere.
Mindy: We do! We have a lot of fun. If you’re interested in Remax Results, you have to be able to have a lot of fun.
Lisa: Mindy, when we first met, I like to scare people a little bit — I don’t want people to think they can come here and expect nothing because I have high expectations! Something different about our office, we have production standards, we have minimums that have to be met…how did you feel about that?
Mindy: I was so nervous! Choosing to move from one company to another is a hard decision to make. I was nervous, I didn’t really have the confidence; I thought I couldn’t do it. But I thought Remax was a good fit and I blew my own mind. I doubled my business by the second year of being here, I made the 100% club which is something I’m really proud of, it’s an award that we have.
Lisa: It’s a big deal!
Mindy: It’s a big deal! It was exciting and it solidified my choice that God is going to bless my business no matter where I’m at.
Lisa: We’re thrilled to have you here. When you have the opportunity to move someone into a new home it’s such a big deal, and you’re really an integral part of someone’s life for a short period of time, and it’s an honor and I try to teach from that base. I also try to teach to expect great things from yourself and people around you, and it brings us all up. I’ve gathered a group of people that want to bring people up and it’s been good. It’s like a family.
Mindy: It really is, even our spouses and kids get to be a part of this family.
Lisa: So making a real estate move can be scary, you have to rebrand and it’s time consuming — new website, new social profiles, etc — was it worth it and what was the transition like?
Mindy: It felt overwhelming but it was so easy. Dennis helped a ton with the orientation, our office manager Carrie is fantastic too. It wasn’t as scary and hard as I thought it was going to be, I think you imagine it being this horrible, daunting thing that will eat up 2 months of your life and you won’t be able to work, and it wasn’t.
Lisa: Well, based on this interview with Mindy, if you are intrigued at all to work with a producing broker who wants to make a positive impact on our community, reach out to me – lisa@OmahaRE.com, I’d love to hear from you.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGtXs92y2sk